Dominique Piron, 40 years of knowhow. Roots in Morgan, Beaujolais for over four centuries.
Beaujolais, an historic wine with an ancient heritage.
Starting with the Romans, wine growing has developed since the 3rd century.
Dominique Piron’s oldest known ancestor was born in Morgon en 1590. Since then, there have been 14 generations of wine growers in the family.
Morgon and Moulin à Vent wines have long been renowned among France’s finest wines.
Beaujolais, still making history
The Beaujolais nouveau experience, represented by the wonderful catch phrase « The same day, at the same time, all around the world » is so famous, that for 50 years, it has tended to overshadow great crus and terroirs, even making us virtually forget some truly outstanding crus.
Today, new pages of history are being written, as fine crus and terroirs once again come to the forefront Beaujolais Nouveau tasting will remain a joyous and festive occasion, an absolute must on the third Thursday in November every year; but traditional crus will once again set off to win over the world, with more structured wines , full of fruity and mineral flavors. These crus are more modern and easier to understand. They go well with most of the world’s cuisines. Wines for friendship, wines that are pure pleasure.
Dominique Piron, a simple philosophy
In a vineyard with difficult terrain− 30% steep slopes and a virtual patchwork of parcels, Dominique Piron is engaged in sustainable winegrowing. On winegrowing land filled with old broken-down granite and schist, the watchwords are natural balance and biodiversity.
For vinification, our goal is to create terroir wines, wines of character, that remain fruity, subtle and elegant.
A unique vine variety called Gamay
Gamay is the heart and soul of Beaujolais crus.
A cross between the Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc vine varieties, Gamay was originally imported from Croatia by the Huns in the 4th century. Gamay is a delicate variety and it is either excellent or nothing at all. At any rate, Gamay is a quite remarkable variety because it can either be enjoyed young for its fruitiness and elegance, or allowed to age, developing the structure and mineral qualities so appreciated by connoisseurs.
Morgon, the image of Dominique Piron,
Morgon wines are solid but never hard. They are racy and elegant. They always have a slight hint of black cherry (some would say kirsch, as the wine ages), and bright spicy notes. With their great structure, Morgon wines keep very well.
Morgon, a sure value.
… not to mention other great wines from our legendary granite soil vineyards
Eight other appellations, including Brouilly, Regnié, Fleurie, Chénas, Moulin à Vent, Saint Amour, Beaujolais rouge, rosé and white with the Chardonnay variety.
Domaines Piron, the specialist in Morgon.
A leading Beaujolais enterprise.
An international reputation with wines sold in 30 countries worldwide.